Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22
Plans are a essential to life. There are the normal everyday plans such as work, school, appointments, hang outs with friends, etc and then there are the plans that will change our lives forever where we go to college, who we marry, how many kids we have, our career path, where we live etc. These plans can get out of control in a hurry.
How many times when making an important plan we trust whatever we want to do the most? I know that I sure have. How many times have we plunged ahead doing what we want asking God to bless our plans knowing that it is not really of him? What happens every time we make a decision based solely upon what we want to do? That's right it fails. Are you sick of it yet? Sick of planning and planning only to fail over and over again.
Proverbs 17:22 gives us the key to a winning plan. It says that plans fail for the lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. If you want your plans to succeed surround yourself with Godly advisers. That sounds simple enough. Why don't we do it then? It is uncomfortable. A lot of times we hear exactly what we don't want to hear. Humbling ourselves before others and asking for their advice is hard.
Let me encourage you today. If you are in the process of making a plan the only thing harder than taking the advice of God and other Godly counselors is not taking it. While submitting to many advisers may seem difficult or even unnecessary it is the only way to have a winning plan. If we want blessing in our lives we have to play by God's rules which are found in his word.
The good news is God wants you to succeed and he has given you the key! Seek out Godly wisdom today! Plan to Win!